Fever used to be a drummer in the band led by Dante Barnes. After the band's dissolution, he took a job as the afternoon host on KBIB radio. DJ Fever was a big fan of the Ghostbusters and followed their cross country trip on the news wire like others. When he was visited by them, Fever told them about the history of the band, his suspicions about Dante's ex-girlfriend Shelly, and Dante's untimely and bizarre death. Ray Stantz then asked him to make a list of places Dante most identified with.
- The DJ is visually based on Dr. Johnny Fever, played by Howard Hesseman, on the sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati"
- On the Subscription Cover of Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #1, DJ Fever's photo is to the right of Janine.